Alabama House approves bill increasing penalties for loitering, begging on public highways

BY: - April 20, 2023

The Alabama House Thursday approved a bill that would increase penalties for loitering along state highways on a 90-0 vote, with 12 abstentions. The bill, HB 24, sponsored by Rep. Reed Ingram, R-Pike Road, stems from an attempt by Montgomery to arrest panhandlers, which was never implemented and drew federal court injunctions. “We’ve had a […]